Dude, you know the entire SEC is among the top 30 teams in the nation!
This Texas A&M should never be associated with the phrase "football power anything."
Mississippi State deserves some credit. I've watched them a few time, and think that they are really good, especially at QB. Mississippi is another story. They really have played one team (Alabama) that we all think is pretty good. Given where Bama is ranked, it inflates Mississippi's ranking, perhaps overly so. We'll see what happens from this point forward. The more interesting point is this - resume-wise, there is very little difference between UGA and OSU.
I can't embed tweets from work, but I read a great one this weekend. This week last year, FSU was ranked 5th and Auburn made its debut in the top 25. There is a long way to go. OSU still gets a shot at 1-loss Mich. St. on the road, and then a shot at, hopefully, 1-loss Nebraska or Minnesota on a neutral field in the B1G championship. Add in the fact that there is a de facto round robin between the Mississippi teams, Auburn, and Alabama, there's still an outside chance. However, national opinion and narrative is against OSU. So, let's just sit back and enjoy watching a young team develop into a championship contender, with a lot of momentum going into 2015 either way. Let's also hope to finally bring the B1G championship back to Columbus, where it belongs. Do not forget, there's still games against PSU, MSU, and most importantly, UM onto which we should focus our attention. I'm looking forward to the drubbing that the Bucks will put on PSU and UM especially.
It was the right call, and I don't mind the rule, save for this - if the defender can do (almost) anything he wants regarding contact within the first 5 yards from scrimmage, the offense player should be able to do so also.
Spielman brought up an improbable, but possible scenario that would set the world on fire - What if Miss St., Ole Miss (I hate that name), and UGA win out. Then the winner of the Egg Bowl loses to UGA in the SEC Championship game? It probably won't happen, but you never know. Even if Bama beats MSU, and MSU beats Ole Miss, you'll have the same type of discussion. IMO, we need to just accept that two SEC teams are getting into the playoff. I just hope that they both lose their semifinal games by double digits.
Stoops has done almost exactly what Franklin did (albeit only for 1 year) to land the PSU gig, so you never know... No one pays attention to Vandy or UK's "improvement" occurring on the worst SEC East ever.
To play the devil's advocate, I'll say this for Auburn and Alabama - the WVU and K State wins gave big boosts to their resumes. I do think that both Mississippi teams, LSU, Bama and UGA are overrated, but Auburn is a solid team that deserves serious consideration, along with MSU (the team that beat them) for the playoff.
Hackenberg's a good QB to be sure. However, no QB is very good with the pocket collapsing consistently. I think that the Bucks score early and silence the crowd and Franklin's mouth. The game turns out much like the last two weeks, with Hackenberg making some key mistakes under pressure. Game is over by halftime and PSU gets 10 in the 4th after the game is out of hand. Your Final - OSU 59, Pick Six University 20.
I don't have many problems with the ratings, other than the fact that Alabama has only looked like a top 10 team for about 6 quarters this season, but no one else seems to notice. Also, I still think that FSU should be #1. The undefeated defending champs, with a lot of firepower that returned from the title squad, with two wins as good as anyone else has, should still be #1 IMO. From what I have seen, both UGA and Bama are frauds, based upon competition, but the same could be said of the Buckeyes. I think that the last few weeks have proven what we all know - there are truly no great teams this year, but a bunch of pretty good ones.
The fact that LSU is ranked and that MIzzou is even receiving ANY votes certainly demonstrates some ridiculous bias, or what we all already knew - these voters only read box scores, they don't watch any games.
Well, this team certainly is fun to watch. Looking forward to shutting up the "white outs" next week. We get the A squad for primetime! Show some love Herbie!
Yeah, but the late afternoon games have been snoozers.
The more I think about it, the more I realize that Spielman is the ULTIMATE Buckeye. And it's not close.
Wow, a lot of bad (not competitive) football games today.
Please no injuries. At this point, just get out healthy.
Conley just mistimed his jump, but hard to blame anyone on that play. Helluva play by a WR whose team is down 7 scores.
Oh, that's where Devin Smith is!
That's 16 completions to 7 different receivers.
Damn, I can't wait for November 8. And no matter the outcome, this year's game vs. UM will make 50-14 look like a nailbiter.
Seriously, what if Barrett was doing this in the SEC? Would he be a Heisman lock?
And, there you go. This is like watching someone play NCAA Football on PS2...on Junior Varsity.
Anyone else thinking, damn, they're gonna DESTROY UM...?
So, South Carolina and Texas A&M were the most overrated teams in the country...weird since they were the headline week 1 matchup.
Hell yes! D comes through in the clutch!